Certificate IV in Justice Studies

In-school Program

The qualification is an excellent opportunity for you to take the first step towards a successful career in the justice industry. This course opens your world to endless employment pathways across many different fields, including Community Services, Legal Services, Court Operations and Law Enforcements.

In-school Certificate IV in Justice Studies Qualification

Not only are our courses of the highest quality, with world-class trainers, but we also offer some of the most affordable choices in Australia.

If that's not enough, you can contact us and we'll see if we can help make the course more affordable e.g. Payment plans.

For more details and a full-price breakdown of this course download our Course Programs Brochure!


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  • Online Delivery

Weekly online classes for over four to five terms. 

  • Regional School Delivery

Weekly in-school online delivery with the support of an in-school teacher.

Course Modules


BSBLEG421 Apply the understanding of the Australian legal system 

NAT10971001 Provide information and referral advice on justice-related issues 

NAT10971002 Prepare documentation for court proceedings 

NAT10971003 Analyse social justice issues 

PSPREG003 Apply regulatory powers

BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace 


BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities 

PSPCRT011 Provide court support to Indigenous clients 

PSPCRT017 Provide support to self-represented litigants 

BSBTWK503 Manage meetings

Start Your Learning at Your Convenience

A rolling intake allows you to start the course whenever suits you. Study with flexible learning options and ongoing support. Please speak to our amazing staff to know about the upcoming intake! 

Entry requirements
  • Satisfactory school curriculum progression and endorsement from the school's designated representative.
  • Achievement of a satisfactory result in the College's Language, Literacy and Numeracy Admission Test.
  • An interview to gauge an applicant's aptitude and suitability to the intended course may be required at the College's discretion.

How to Enrol – a quick guide

  1. Fill out the relevant application form on the enrolment page (you can download a PDF form if you have an older browser or a slow internet connection).
  2. Submit the online form or send your completed PDF application form to [email protected]
  3. We will review your application form, if you are accepted, you will receive a "Letter of Offer" via email
  4. Sign and return via email the written acceptance offer to Barrington College Admissions Officer together with payment, for the amount specified in the "Letter of Offer". Call us on +617 55625700, if you require any assistance.

The following information will be provided to students at the beginning of each course

  • A course outline indicating units of work, units of competency, assessment requirements, materials and equipment required
  • A student handbook
  • RPL process and complaints and appeals processes will be discussed
  • Vocational outcomes and opportunities will be discussed/credit transfers will be outlined
  • Work placement application form if required

Enrolment Procedure:

Prior to enrolment, prospective students will receive a letter of offer which contains information on fees and charges, code of practice and refund policy. The course guide and student handbook are also available on our website. This contains information on entry requirements, the induction and orientation procedure, payment options and unit details. In order to apply for enrolment students must return the signed letter of offer, this process ensures enrolment. Course content and assessment procedures are explained and vocational outcomes are outlined in the course handbook and covered during the students orientation procedure in the first session.

The Certificate IV in Justice Studies
provides you with a strong foundation to

Gain employment, up-skill for
a promotion, or start your own business

The course provides learners with the skills and knowledge to interpret, apply legislation to provide support and advice on justice-related issues, prepare accurate documentation using methods and protocols appropriate to the justice sector and the context, identity and explain social justice issues and the impact of these on crime and justice-related matters.

This nationally recognised qualification is valued by industry. This course, provides a solid foundation for those seeking a career within the industry.


You may be eligible for a credit transfer if you have previously undertaken training through a Registered Training Organisation. Credit transfer may be granted for one or more units or a full certificate level.

Three major factors need to be considered:

  1. How current the qualification is
  2. Mapping to the current training and
  3. If the training was undertaken with a Registered Training Organisation.

If you think you may be eligible for a credit transfer you will need to provide the following:

  • The original Statement of Attainment and/or Certificate for your educators to sight
  • A copy of the Statement of Attainment and/or Certificate
  • Or a certified copy of your qualification signed by a Justice of the Peace (JP)



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